Hey friends, I’m bringing another pair of DIY earrings your way today! Today’s quick jewelry project combines crystal glass and brass finish components to make an elegant accessory that work for casual days or evenings out. You’ll get a little sparkle and shine in this floral themed pair of DIY earrings!
This project uses beads and findings from today’s post sponsor, Happy Mango Beads. If you can open and close jump rings to connect these basic pieces together, you already have all the skills you need for this easy beginners jewelry project.
To make your own pair, you’ll need these supplies from Happy Mango Beads:
- 6 – 12mm Crystal Glass Teardrop Beads (color shown is Aquamarine with an AB finish)
- 2 – Brass Finish 3-1 Pewter Connectors
You’ll also need the following basic findings and tools:
- 6 – 6mm 22 Gauge Brass Jump Rings
- 6 – 5mm 18 Gauge Brass Jump Rings
- 2 – Brass Finish Earring Wires
- 2 Inches 2mm Brass Finish Chain
- Flush Cutters
- Chain Nose Pliers
Begin by opening the 22 gauge jump rings (the thinner rings) and slipping one bead onto each to create 6 bead charms. Now these glass teardrop beads are drilled horizontally at the top of the bead, but not every bead is identical – so even using the thin rings may not work on every bead you’ll find on the strand. If you encounter any resistance stringing the bead onto the ring, just try a different bead.
I cracked a few of my glass beads experimenting with the ideal size and gauge jump ring, settling on 6mm in 22 gauge. Larger rings will work fine! The smaller the ring, the more curved the rings are. If you enjoy wirework or wire wrapping, that’s an excellent alternative to using rings.
Next, cut 4 lengths of chain 1/4 inch long and 2 lengths to 1/2 inch. Because you’re working with such short lengths, counting the number of links will probably be the easiest way to ensure that your chain segments are equal lengths!
Connect the chain to the jump ring on your bead, and at the opposite end, use a second jump ring to add each chain to the connector piece. The two outer holes will use the short chains, and the longer chains will be attached to the center hole.
Finally, attach an earring wire to the single hole at the top of each connector to complete your pair of DIY earrings.
Thanks for joining me for today’s easy jewelry project, and stay tuned for more quick crafts and accessories! See you guys again soon ~